Staley High School
Computing honors: Noelle Green and Keshvi Mahalingam won awards for Aspirations in Computing from the National Center for Women and Technology.
The award recognizes female high school students for accomplishments, aptitude and interest in technology and computing.
Park Hill High School
Consumer science winners: Two students earned top honors in regional Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition.
Abigail Bidwell, a junior, received a gold medal for her Focus on Children entry and will advance to the state tournament in March. She also was nominated for regional historian.
Lauren McBride, a senior, earned a silver medal in fashion construction.
Family Career and Community Leaders of America recognizes proficiency and achievement in projects, leadership skills and career preparation.
Kearney School District
State recognition: Dogwood Elementary School has been named an Exemplary Professional Learning Communities School for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Statewide, 21 schools earned the distinction for their focus on collaborative learning and commitment to improving student achievement. The winners were announced at the Powerful Learning Conference in January at Osage Beach.
Liberty North High School
Aspiring artists: Artwork by Lily Brown and Ashleigh Erickson won regional Gold Key awards and will advance to national competition.
They were among more than 1,700 students who entered the 2018 Kansas City Metro Area and Greater Missouri Art Region scholastic contest. Their entries will be displayed and the students will be honored during a ceremony in March at the Kansas City Art Institute Crossroads Gallery Center for Contemporary Practice, 1819 Grand Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo.
Compiled by Su Bacon, Special to the Star
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